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Rousuck's Review: "In the Blood" at Fells Point Corner Theatre

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It's Thursday and time for another of theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck's weekly reviews of the Maryland stage. Today, she spotlights In the Blood,  Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ 1999 urban retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, in a new production by Fells Point Corner Theatre. 

A compelling look at motherhood, race and poverty, In the Blood (a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) asks audiences to reexamine their roles in the oppression of marginalized groups. Mari Andrea Travis directs FCPT's dramatic ensemble, featuring Dawn Taylor as "Hester," with Tina Canady, Adam Cooley, Christian Gonzalez, Betse Lyons, and Justin Price.

In the Blood continues at Fells Point Corner Theatre through Sunday, November 3.   For ticket and performance information, click here.

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
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